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Each one, love one: ‘Love Week’ at Hans Raj College

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‘Love Week’ is an active initiative of the National Service Scheme (NSS) wing of Hans Raj College. The event, as the name suggests, is a week long celebration of spreading love to those who need it most: the underprivileged. The event began on February 2, 2015 and  culminated on February 8, 2015.

On February 2, NSS volunteers participated in the ‘Nine is Mine’ campaign, which was organised by the NGO Pratyek at Jantar Mantar. The campaign was conducted to garner support for the allocation of 9% of the Union Budget towards children’s education and health. NSS Hansraj members were present to organise, conduct and see the event through.

On February 3, the NSS members visited Kilkari, an orphanage near Karol Baghas a part of ‘Love Week’ at Hans Raj. Clothes, food and stationery were donated to the children. The students interacted with the children on a very personal level; they spent a good part of the day indulging in games like hide and seek, ice and water and dog and the bone. The purpose behind this visit was to add a little bit of excitement to the otherwise mundane lives of these children.

The next two days saw further charitable activity. On February 4, a plantation drive was conducted at the Vishveshwaranand Vedic Research Institute, Malka Ganj. The Principal of Hansraj, Dr. VK Kawatra and the convener of NSS Hans Raj, Dr. Rama Sharma were the guests of honour. The event began with a yagya, the traditional means of purifying the atmosphere. Thereafter, twenty saplings were planted within the premises.

On the same day, a separate contingent was sent to Parvarish, an old age home for women near Rajendra Place. Here, NSS members donated mufflers that they had collected as part of their ‘One Muffler, One Elder’ drive. They also organized singing, dancing and storytelling events for the women.

On February 5, the team went to the National Association for the Blind in RK Puram. Here, the NSS volunteers engaged in several fun activities with the students. They distributed goodies like apples and chocolates and played games with the children.

The remaining days of the ‘Love Week’ at Hans Raj were also jam-packed with similar activities.


We, at DU Beat, congratulate the NSS Hans Raj wing for their efforts at spreading love and making a difference!


Kriti Sharma is studying BCom (Hons) at Hansraj College. She has a myriad interests, writing being just one of them. A debater, a scholar, a fashionista, she is more of an outdoors person who likes to run 6-8 km a day, just to clear her head. She is an ‘Army Brat’, but an unlikely one. Reading a book by lantern light in a tent by the banks of river Indus after a hard day’s trek in the mountains is her idea of bliss. She wants to be an investment banker but admits that writing lets her escape into a world of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.

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